My Daddy Sold All of This Land to the Government for a Dollar an Acre

Monday, June 21 


Cowee School Arts and Heritage Center's WHERE WE LIVE: History, Nature, and Culture has resumed! 

Alarka Expeditions' own Brent Martin presents a talk in the old school gym on the History of Forest Service Acquisitions in the Cowee Mountains. It's free!

Click here for directions to the school. 

Sugartown to Downtown

Thursday, June 24 


This "happy hour" paddle boasts the clear-flowing Cullasaja to the the confluence of the Little T, through unusally bucolic town limits of Franklin. A great birding experience for beginning paddlers.

$30 if you bring your own gear

$55 for full-gear/kayak rental

The Magical Mountain Camellia

Saturday, June 26 This outing finds us discovering the (Stewartia ovata) Mountain camellias west of Clayton, Georgia, with renown expert, Jack Johnston. We'll take a short walk 

through an unusual site, which will first allow for the examination of

a pitch pine forest growing among rocks bearing magnesium.

Then a dry streambed will provide access to a somewhat open forest

containing Mountain camellias. This trip will 

be over uneven ground and will not be on a path. REGISTER HERE $45

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The Mountain Camellia in a landscaped setting

Tuesday, June 29

This is a trip for those who want to walk a path to look at

mountain camellias growing in a thinned forest setting on private

land at Otto, NC. The bushes grow in a narrow hollow and tend

to flower a few days later than is typical for more exposed settings.

This experience allows one to see vibrant displays of some of the

native ferns. Numerous species of native plants can be examined 

as well.  


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Wildcraft Kitchen Comes to Cowee is coming again, July 24

Our spring Wildcraft Kitchen was such fun we're doing it again, this summer! Watch this space for date and times. Join us for a half-day nature immersion with Cara-Lee Langston of Wildcraft Kitchen where you can learn to safely identify and ethically-harvest wild foods and medicinal herbs. 10AM-2PM (moderate walking required) 


All participants are required to sign a waiver upon arrival at any Alarka Expeditions/Institute events. At all events, participants are responsible for their own safety. 

For river trips please, let us know if you will be renting a vessel from our new fleet or if you will be bringing your own boat.  

Email us for other payment options at: alarkaexpeditions@gmail.com 

Cancellation policy: Until 7 days prior to event, full refund. After 7 days, 50% refund. No refunds within 24 hours. Full refund in the event we cancel due to weather. 

For more information contact us at: alarkaexpeditions@gmail.com 

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